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SC Grays (Remax) comes back late to top SC Maroon (Elks) in thriller

Call them the comeback kids.

Wednesday night at Montressor Field, the State College Gray team (Remax) saw itself trailing to SC Maroon (Elks) going into their last at bats.

Trailing 4-2, SC Gray scored five runs in the last stanza to take home the thrilling “come from behind” victory.

The team pounded out nine hits in the contest.

With the use of four pitchers, SC Gray struck out a total of 12 batters in the five innings.

In the bottom of the fifth, Grays pitcher Josh Musser was tough on the mound, striking out all three batters he faced in the final inning.

Leading the way offensively in the contest were Christian Wenger and Cohen Johnson who both tallied two hits, an RBI and run scored.

Others on the team posting hits were Crosby Williams, Colin Jacobs, Hudson Rossman, Jacob Kraft and Josh Musser.

SC Maroon finished with four hits.

Picking up hits were Drew G., Marshall L. , Simon S. and Quinn C.

SC Gray took the lead first, scoring a run in their first at bats.

With two out, Williams hustled out and infield single.

Teammates Johnson, Musser and Rossman walked. Rossman would pick up the RBI on his walk to first.

State College Maroon battled back in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.

Luca B. Was hit by a pitch to start off his team’s inning as did teammate Drew G. putting two early runners on the base paths.

Marshall L. moved up the runners into scoring position as he hit a fielders choice.

Nathaniel L. singled both runners home on an RBI single to right center.

Both teams went scoreless in the second.

After holding SC Gray scoreless in the top of the third, Maroon added to its lead as they posted two more runs.

Drew G. led off with a walk. But his stay was a short one as Marshall L. tripled into right center, upping it to a 3-1 contest.

Quinn C. ended the scoring on an RBI single, giving his team a 3-run cushion.

In the fourth, SC Gray chipped into the Maroon lead, plating a run.

Johnson singled and stole second, setting the stage.

He moved to third on a Rossman single to shallow right.

Jacobs singled Johnson home to set the stage for the fifth inning excitement.

Kraft led things off with a triple that rolled into deep centerfield.

Wenger singled Kraft in, making it just a 4-3 contest.

Williams walked and then Musser smashed a double, scoring Wenger and putting Williams on third.

Musser put his team ahead with an RBI single.

Johnson and Musser would plate home base as the 5-run inning rule took over.

Musser was dominant on the mound in the bottom of the inning, sending each batter down by strike outs.

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